SPOILERS: Dark Nights: Metal #1

I feel confident in saying this is the best thing DC has put out in years.

SPOILERS: Batman #29

All the villains had dinner, and no one died. Successes?

SPOILERS: Nightwing #27

Hey look, it's a Spyral reunion.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #6

Turns out Batwoman joining the Colony isn't exactly what you'd think.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #962

Uh oh, Azrael has gone crazy again.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Batman Group August 2017 Solicitations


It's that time of the month again. Dark Nights kicks off with the Dark Multiverse, which had me skimming through Multiversity again when I first heard of it. Spyral is back in Nightwing. I wish Birds got a better artist. Eddy Barrows is on Batwoman now. Stephanie Brown makes more "oh, screw off" life decisions. Batgirl seems readable.


DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Foil-stamped embossed cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant covers by ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE and JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. Only the main cover by Capullo will feature foil and embossing.
The superstar BATMAN team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo reunite for a massive, universe-spanning event!
DARK NIGHTS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger—and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe!
DARK NIGHTS: METAL is a DC event unlike any other—one that will push Batman, Superman and heroes of the Justice League beyond their limits to take on threats unlike any our world has ever seen! It will take the combined might of the World’s Greatest Heroes as you’ve never seen them before to face what’s coming their way!
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T+



ALL STAR BATMAN #13
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“THE FIRST ALLY” part four! As painful secrets from the past are revealed, Batman must face down a nemesis unlike any he’s seen before—or risk the horrific consequences of the Genesis Engine falling into the wrong hands!
On sale AUGUST 9 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL #14
Written by HOPE LARSON
Art by CHRIS WILDGOOSE
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“SUMMER OF LIES” part one! Batgirl and Nightwing’s feelings for each other have always run deep...but is their bond built on more than Bat Family loyalty and a long-ago childhood crush? When an old villain comes back into Babs’ life, she and Dick will have to reopen painful wounds and remember a time they’d hoped would remain forgotten. This is an event no Batgirl or Nightwing fan will want to miss!
On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #13
Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON
Art by ROGE ANTONIO
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“SOURCE CODE” finale! Oracle’s past entanglements with Gotham City’s underworld have gotten the Birds in deep trouble as Calculator, Catwoman and Poison Ivy all pull the team into their own dark agendas! Even if they can get themselves out of this mess, the question remains: Does Oracle really belong with the Birds of Prey, or is he a criminal at heart?
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN #28
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part four! War is hell. Unless it’s in Gotham City, where it’s so much worse. The clash between The Joker and the Riddler continues to escalate, with the rest of the city’s villains picking sides and joining in. In the midst of the battle, Batman must try to save whoever he can while knowing he will forever be haunted by those he can’t.
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #29
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant covers by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part five! Batman has done his best to keep the peace, but with neither faction backing down, he may have to choose the lesser of two evils if he wants the violence to end. Will Batman embrace the murderous anarchy of The Joker or the bloody fascism of the Riddler? If he wants to win, he’ll have to choose a side—and either way, he loses.
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATWOMAN #6
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“OPEN FIRE” part one! Return to the brief flash of the future seen in BATWOMAN: REBIRTH and meet Commander Kane—a battle-hardened version of Batwoman! Hurting from battles unknown, she’s taken control of the deadly Colony and declared war on Gotham City! What could possibly cause Kate Kane to bring the battlefront to her home? Find out here!
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



DETECTIVE COMICS #962
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“INTELLIGENCE” finale! Ascalon, the deadly artificial intelligence created by the Order of St. Dumas, is ready to replace Azrael and purify Gotham City…and all that stands in the way of the world’s most flawless computer brain is the mind of Batman himself!
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #963
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by CARMEN CARNERO • Cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“LONGER CHAINS” part one! Having exiled herself from Batman’s world, Spoiler has nearly destroyed herself trying to expose the corruption of Gotham City’s vigilantes. Fortunately for her, help has arrived…but unfortunately for the city, it’s in the form of the mysterious Anarky! Is he truly on the side of the people, or is he a dangerous lunatic?
On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING #26
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by CASEY JONES
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SPYRAL” part one! Huntress comes back into Nightwing’s life at his lowest moment. But is she here to help him find the man who killed one of Dick’s closest allies? Or is she here to carry out a mission of her own?
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Each RATED T

NIGHTWING #27
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by CASEY JONES
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SPYRAL” part two! Nightwing and Huntress have been ambushed by Spyral, and their old friend Tiger is leading the charge! Will the duo find out what corrupted their former agency—or are they about to be disavowed and burned?
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Each RATED T



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by MIKE McKONE
Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“THE LIFE OF BIZARRO” part two! Bizarro is dead…or is he? To save Bizarro’s life, Red Hood and Artemis must turn to Lex Luthor, Bizarro’s creator, who claims he can resurrect their fallen friend. But what plans does Luthor have for his one-time companion? The battle for Bizarro begins here!
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
“Brothers in Arms”! When Red Hood discovers a new wave of criminal activity in Gotham City with a traveling circus at its epicenter, he recruits Nightwing to help the Outlaws infiltrate the big top! Can the two would-be brothers put their differences aside and crack the case? Or will their division be the harbinger of their demise?
On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+



NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER #1
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
Variant cover by PAUL POPE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER is the story of a future world without “weapons”—where superpowers have been eliminated and outlawed. The man responsible? None other than Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Nightwing, now leader of a government task force called the Crusaders who are charged with hunting the remaining Supers. But when events transpire which turn the Crusaders’ aim toward Grayson’s own family, the former Boy Wonder must turn against the very system he helped create, with help from the very people he’s been hunting for years—the last metahumans of the DC Universe. Don’t miss this bold new vision from the team behind the New York Times bestseller BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM!
On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+



GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #12
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER, BECKY CLOONAN and KARL KERSCHL
Art by ADAM ARCHER, MSASSYK and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
“The Ballad of Olive Silverlock” finale! It all comes down to this. With Olive poised to raze the city to the ground, Maps is determined to make one final crusade in the name of friendship. But life isn’t school, and if she fails…all of Gotham could pay the price! Don’t miss the final issue of this beloved series!
On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

2 comments :

  1. My thoughts-
    Is that a coloring error on the Batgirl cover?
    I wish Eddy Barrows came back to Tec. Then again, having him on Batwoman is great too.
    Nightwing's next arc seems cool.
    Kind of sucks that ASB is ending in two issues after #13.

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    1. It's not ending. There's another arc between now and the following with Sean Murphy.

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